Applied Geology and Geophysics Double Degree
|Indicative ATAR||75 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Duration||4 years full time|
Geology is critical to the global economy. Geologists play a central role in the search for and the extraction of minerals, petroleum and groundwater, and environment management. You’ll develop introductory geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics and communication and computer skills. You’ll explore the fundamental skills of applied geology, such as mineral and petroleum exploration, hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry and engineering geology. You’ll develop fundamental skills with a detailed knowledge needed to understand geological processes and materials.
Geophysics seeks to understand the Earth’s interior, an increasing area of importance, particularly in Australia. In this double degree, you’ll develop a thorough foundation of knowledge in areas of physics and mathematics, geology, electronic measurement, experiment and survey design and scientific computing or data processing. The geophysics component has a strong emphasis on understanding physical properties of matter, transmission and dissipation of energy. You’ll develop a detailed knowledge of the techniques of analysing and imaging the Earth and explore geophysical methods such as seismic, magnetics, gravity, electrical and electromagnetic methods.
This double degree prepares you for a career in geology and geophysics. The integrated component of geology and geophysics prepares graduates to work around the world in oil and gas, gold and other minerals. You’ll also undertake significant field experience in the operation of industry-standard equipment and computer software. Practical work in collaboration with industry and community partners will further cement your learning in applied geology and geophysics.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Written English and MC Verbal and Quantitative
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics 3C/3D
- Physics 3A/3B Applicants may be considered without some of these courses. Contact the individual Curtin School.
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics: Specialist 3C/3D
Bentley or Sarawak
This course may not be offered at all locations every year.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
This course can help you become a:
- Geological Engineer
- Hands-on, interactive approach.
- Lecturers have real industry experience.
- Excellent links to industry.
- Excellent opportunities for work and graduate employment programs.
- This is a hands-on, practical course with direct industry involvement.
- This comprehensive course qualifies graduates for all major geology careers.
- We offer a range of relevant double degree options with enhanced career options.